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    SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S NEW CABINET WAS SWORN IN THIS WEEK. THE TERRITORY'S PRIME MINISTER-ELECT, MR. WINSTON?

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    SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S NEW CABINET WAS SWORN IN THIS WEEK. THE TERRITORY'S PRIME MINISTER-ELECT, MR. WINSTON FIELD, 58, AND HIS SEVEN MINISTER-ELECT, MR. WINSTON SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AT THE RESIDENCE OF BRITISH GOVERNOR SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS IN SALISBURY.

    MR. FIELD'S RIGHT-WING RHODESIAN FRONT PARTY WON A UPSET VICTORY IN THE TERRITORY'S GENERAL ELECTIONS LAST WEEK, CAMPAIGNING ON A POLICY OF KEEPING WHITE CONTROL AND OF OPPOSITION TO "FORCED INTEGRATION."
    THE ELECTION WAS A CRUSHING DEFEAT FOR SIR EDGAR WHITEHEAD'S UNITED FEDERAL PARTY, LED AT FEDERAL LEVEL BY SIR ROY WELENSKY, PRIME MINISTERS OF THE FEDERATION OF NYASALAND AND THE RHODESIAS.

    THREE MEMBERS OF THE NEW CABINET ARE RHODESIAN-BORN, THE OTHERS WERE BORN IN BRITAIN, MR. FIELD, HIMSELF BRITISH-BORN, CAME TO RHODESIA WHEN HE WAS 17, AND WORKED ON A TOBACCO FARM. BY 1939, HE HAD HIS OWN TOBACCO FARMS AND WAS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS AN INFLUENTIAL MEMBER OF THE TERRITORY'S COMMERCIAL LIFE.

    AFTER ACTIVE SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II, MR FIELD RETURNED TO FARMING IN RHODESIA AND, SOON AFTER, ENTERED POLITICS. HE NOW FINDS HIMSELF PRIME MINISTER IN A DELICATE SITUATION THAT COULD LEAD TO A HEAD-ON CLASH WITH AFRICAN NATIONALISTS AND THE POSSIBLE COLLAPSE OF THE RHODESIA FEDERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASQK9GI9WVAUED0L9GD2RSXJC
    Media URN:
    VLVAASQK9GI9WVAUED0L9GD2RSXJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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